Liz Mullinar AM, B.Th, M.Couns – Founder & Facilitator

Liz is a survivor of childhood trauma and child abuse. She originally founded ASCA followed by the Heal For Life Foundation (Mayumarri) in 1999, utilising her innate knowledge as a survivor of child abuse to formulate a programme to empower others to heal themselves from child abuse. Liz has authored two books “Breaking The Silence” and “The Liz Mullinar Story” published by Hodder Headline to encourage anyone who has suffered from childhood trauma or abuse to heal. She was awarded an order of Australia in 1997, A Centenary Medal in 2000 and honoured on “This is Your life” in 2001. She was awarded the first Humanitarian Award in 2003 and in 2009 she was named NSW Volunteer of the Year. In 2010 Liz was a NSW finalist for the Australian of the Year – Local Hero. Liz has 2 sons, 3 step-daughters and six grandchildren. lizmullinar@healforlife.com.au


Denise Kelly – Aboriginal Coordinator and Facilitator

Denise is an Aboriginal woman from the Wiradjuri nation and has been involved with Heal For Life since 2005. Denise has extensive experience in education and in supporting Aboriginal children and families. Denise’s experience in culturally appropriate education is now being applied to support Indigenous people heal from childhood trauma and abuse. Denise has adapted and facilitated Aboriginal healing weeks to meet the particular needs of Aboriginal people. She has completed her Heal For Life Certificate in Trauma Healing, is a trained facilitator and has been invited to share her knowledge and wisdom with health professionals from all over Australia. [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

Di Bischoff –  Counsellor/ Facilitator youth Programs & Private Weeks

Nic Phillips – Registrations /Program Coordinator/ Facilitator Youth Programs


Lucy Huntington –  Facilitator (UK & Aus)

Lucy’s first contact with Heal For Life was as their Landscape and Garden Design Consultant when back in 1997 she prepared the landscape drawings for the Healing Centre in NSW.  Since then she has committed a part of her time each year as a volunteer with the Heal For Life Foundation programme. Lucy is a survivor of extreme childhood trauma and has undertaken Counsellor training in the UK followed by a Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling at St John’s College Nottingham, UK.  In Australia she has been trained as a peer support volunteer and more recently as a facilitator for the HFL programme.  She is now a part of the team  who run healing weeks in the UK. 

The Heal For Life Foundation community includes residents, volunteers, supporters and staff.  All the residents are volunteers, and most are survivors of childhood trauma.